Techniques of Bass Fishing
Hello everybody. My name is Ken Sturdivant your host for have fun fishing. We are going to talk about spinning reels, bait casting reel. We are going to put line on these reels and then we are going to introduce the deadly dozen bass lures, all the lures you will need to catch large mouth bass, small mouth bass, spots and shoal bass year around. This tape is designed to make you a better angler and that is exactly what we intend to do. And don’t forget anglers, rod, reels and lures for bass is the first video in the learning series and you can get more information right on the website.
Only tie one knot and it is called the Palomar knot. Now here is the secret anglers, give yourself plenty of line to work with. Make a big wide loop. Take your thumb and forefinger and pinch it right on top of that knot. Drop the bait in it and make sure you go over the other hook. Now all you have to do is wet and pull it tight and synch it all the way down. There it is, the world famous Palomar knot. It is extremely important that reels are full because they will cast the line and lures that we are going to be using a lot easier.
There is a little button on the side of the reel. You unscrew that, you simply take the hand aloof and flip it around at the other side. Now that we have talked about spinning reel, let’s talk about baitcasters. The biggest problem with bait casters is the backlash. And later we are going to teach you how to stop back lashes. Almost completely eliminate them. Now what is the difference between a baitcaster reel and a spinning reel. Basic difference is, the line is stored on the spool differently. Bait casters have more gears and they are stronger and baitcasters are designed to handle heavier lures as well.
I want you to notice the first thing I am going to do is take my left hand and push the bail pickup completely under the reel. If I completely let it go over the rod notice that I am holding it in my left hand. Now watch what I do with my left hand, I close the bail with my hand, instead of turning the hand out. You know how to get those loops in your spool every time, this will almost eliminate them. Now that you have learnt how to make the cast with the spinning equipment, you will be able to make super long cast with the pop R and the choke bug and the super fluking, all the light weight baits.
Do you get backlashes when you cast your bait casting reel? We are going to change that today. Every baitcasting reel, every venin has a little button right there and it is called the mechanical brake. Now, very slowly, release the pressure on this brake until the spool just barely moves. Just like that. I am going to come back over my shoulder and I want you to watch the spool as the lure starts to slow down before it hits the water, watch what the spool does. Watch the spool stop, I’d never put my thumb on the spool.
But now it is time to introduce the deadly dozen bass lures.
What are the deadly dozen bass lures? Well, over 40 years of fishing, I have selected these baits that I guarantee you, you will make a better angler from trick worms to super flukes to pop Rs and buzz baits or spinner baits. These baits are the ones that I would choose if I were going to go fishing anytime of the year. Whether they are largemouth bass, small mouth bass, spots or even shoal bass and now let’s learn how to fish these baits and I will see you back on the water.
You want to see one of the most fun ways to catch fish whether it is January, July or December, whether the water is hot or cold, fast or slow, it is called the trick worm technique. It is a technique that I learned many years ago from a fellow by the name of Jerry McGanis. And he taught me how to fish with the trick worm.
Now let’s rig up the trick worm and the most important part about the trick worm is the two valve off shank worm hook, why? Well it is the right size and it is the right weight. The idea is to burry the hook inside the plastic, so grab hold of the bottom of the hook, pull it and twist it. All we have to do is put the hook right on the side of the plastic right there and the trick worm is ready to trick the fish. Look how that bait darts and dives and swims, the fish thinks it is real. I mean I would eat it. Now notice the rod tip that is very important. Keep the rod tip down that keeps the bait in the water.
Now watch it as it fowls the hook is in a straight position, is ready to go. Little twitches of the rod will make the fish think it is real. Why should you have a trick worm in your tackle box, because it is going to get you a lot of fish and it is very simple to use. The trick worm is number one on the list of the deadly dozen base lures.
Do you like fishing with tadpole lure, well have you ever seen a bait more beautiful? This is the original zara spook. The original cigar bait and they come in lots of sizes and colors too. And where do the zara spook come from, it came from a broom handle. It is old lure made up in new ways and my goodness does it catch fish but there is a secret way that you have to learn to fish these baits. It is called walking the dog. Now how do you do that?
The bait itself actually dances across the surface, you are going to put the rod tip down once you make a long cast with this bait and simply twit and reel. One, two, one, two, that little bait is going to dance side to side. The bait is kind of sit a little bit tale down in the water and as you walk it back and forth, most of the baits have got rattles in them and they attract the fish. The zara spook, the original cigar bait number 4 on the list of the deadly dozen bass lures.
When it comes to catching fish on a regular basis there is probably nothing more deadly than the crank bait. But if the water here at fishing is dirty or off colored, use a bright color like something with fluorescent oranges or greens and even yellows. In clear water the fish can see the baits and examine them very closely but in dirty water they wouldn’t be able to see these clear baits. So that is why we go to the bright colors. But don’t be afraid to try different colors, even in off colored water and in clear water and don’t be afraid to throw these baits right up on the bank and make them dig the bottom.
When it comes to fishing with crank baits, vary you lain size as well. The lighter the lain the deeper the baits will run and the more action you will get out of the baits. You can fish crank baits on most spinning and bait casting. If the lure weighs three ace of an ounce or more, put it on a bait casting fit. If it weighs less than 3 ace of an ounce put it on a spinning reel.
Now, don’t just use a standard retrieval on your crank baits. Once you start cranking this bait, use a stop and go on a jerk and pause. If you have ever seen a scholer bait fish on the surface you know that they dart and dive and swim very radically so make your crank bait to do the same thing. Crank baits number 6 on the list of the deadly dozen bass lures.
Did you learn something today anglers, well I certainly hope you did and I hope these tools will make you a better angler. Remember fishing is suppose to be fun and I want you to go out and catch fish. Thanks for spending the afternoon with me. My name is Ken Sturdivant for have fun fishing.